A quick guide:
- Ensure that stone is always covered to protect from dirt and elements. If stone was exposed to rain, please allow at least one week to air dry.
- Stone removed from crates should be stacked on a small angle against the wall ensuring that there is a corflute or similar underlay beneath the tiles. This will prevent it from unnecessary chipping and damage.
- Tiles stacked on top of each other need to be placed either back to back or face to face.
- Tiles stacked in columns must have spacers between the columns to avoid chipping. Overhang is also not recommended.
- Placing building materials on top of exposed stone should be avoided as this might also cause damage. Same goes for using stone as table- top for drinks or food as it may result in spillage & staining.
- Stone might be damaged by the building activity on and around it and should be covered as much as possible until all building works ceases.
- If the stone is designated for use on polypads/pedestals, please conduct own assessment using appropriate spacers to sides and the center of tiles to ensure adequate support.
- Natural stone is porous and sealing is a vital part of the installation process.
- After the stone has been laid & grouted it must be thoroughly cleaned & dried before applying the sealer.
FOR A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE ON BLENDING, SEALING AND GENERAL UPKEEP OF THE STONE, PLEASE REFER TO OUR GUIDELINES: